Is it depressing that healthcare.gov cost us $1 billion? Shouldn’t we know how our taxpayer money is being spent and how decisions are being made? If you said yes, then join us!
Residents of Washington State have a long history of leading on open government efforts. Lincoln Labs will be hosting a hackathon, sponsored by Microsoft, to find solutions to one of the biggest problems facing our Republic: transparency.
Whether promoting an open dialogue about legislation or citizen oversight of federal contracts, this hackathon will provide innovators the opportunity build creative products within 24 hours to address critical challenges facing American governance and promote open government.
We Supply: Free food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), wifi, access to industry leaders, code samples, APIs, power cords, working space, and lots of caffeine to keep everyone buzzing.
You Bring: Your laptop, ideas & energy. Whether you are a backend person and code in Ruby/PHP/.NET or are a designer and only work with Illustrator, you are invited to attend this event.
6:00pm On-site Registration Starts
7:00pm Dinner & Networking
7:20pm Welcome & Speakers
7:30pm Pitch Ideas [Pre-determined during registration]
8:15pm All Attendees Join a Team and Hacking Begins
Teams should take an inventory of skills. Be honest and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the 24hr challenge. Teams may stay and work as late as they wish.
9:00am Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
10:00am Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
12:30pm Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
3:00pm Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
6:00pm FINAL PRESENTATIONS
7:30pm Judging & awards
9:00pm Go home!
Rep. Chad MagendanzWashington State House
John AliotoCTO of West Region Developer & Platform Evangelism at Microsoft
John WehrCo-Founder and CTO of Tred
Vinh TangChief of Staff for Seattle City Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell
Hector CuraSoftware Development Manager, Amazon